[PD] Moveable Type - powered by Pd

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at eds.org
Thu Dec 6 01:00:25 CET 2007

In case anyone is interested, there is now a newspaper article with a  
video about this piece:



On Nov 16, 2007, at 4:24 PM, Hans-Christoph Steiner wrote:

> If any of you happens to be in New York City, drop by the lobby of  
> the new New York Times building.  It's open to the public, and  
> there is a great installation there.  The sound is all powered by  
> Pd and the text handling and sequencing was done with Python.
> http://earstudio.com/projects/moveable_type.html
> Moveable Type
> Mark Hansen and Ben Rubin
> (in progress, to be completed in fall, 2007)
> "Moveable Type, by New York artist Ben Rubin and U.C.L.A. associate  
> professor Mark Hansen, is an artwork commissioned for the ground- 
> floor lobby of The New York Times Building in New York City. When  
> complete, it will be a dynamic portrait of The Times. Statistical  
> methods and natural-language processing algorithms will be used to  
> parse the daily output of the paper (news, features, editorials)  
> and the archives, as well as the activity of visitors to  
> NYTimes.com (browsing, searching, commenting). The resulting  
> refracted view of The Times will be displayed on 560 vacuum- 
> fluorescent display screens installed in the lobby."
> I'll post more on this when I get it, like video would be nice...
> .hc
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>                   ¡El pueblo unido jamás será vencido!


'You people have such restrictive dress for women,’ she said,  
hobbling away in three inch heels and panty hose to finish out  
another pink-collar temp pool day.  - “Hijab Scene #2", by Mohja Kahf

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